Engaged Schools

Children learning science

Many of the University departments run their own programs for schools, both at the Heriot-Watt campus and by visiting local schools. We also work with the Scottish Schools Education Resource Centre (SSERC), developing inspiring projects aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence.

Heriot-Watt's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences offer a schools lecture series on topics such as astrophysics, bio-photonics and plasma physics. More details can be found on their webpages. Our staff and students also visit local schools to talk about their research, and run interactive workshops on various areas of the curriculum. If you would like to arrange a school visit or workshop, contact HW Engage.

Some of the current and recent activities we are involved with in schools are detailed below.

Key information

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